Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah
image Utah Transit Authority has plans to make a new stop for the bus that shuttles between Tooele and Granstville. The shuttle will soon stop at the Deseret Peak Pool.

April 8, 2014
UTA will give swimmers a lift to the pool

The Utah Transit Authority has finalized plans to provide bus service to Deseret Peak Complex this summer, according to a UTA spokesman.

UTA will reinstate a stop on a pre-existing bus route, route F401, to service Deseret Peak, said UTA Spokesman Remi Barron.

That route, the Grantsville/Stansbury Flex route, provides transportation between Tooele Valley’s three largest communities, and passes Deseret Peak Complex on its way between Grantsville and Tooele.

Because the route already comes within close proximity of Deseret Peak, UTA should be able to reinstate the stop at no additional cost to UTA, Barron said.

While Barron said he was not entirely familiar with the details of the situation, he said UTA ultimately decided to reinstate the stop on account of public feedback.

The F401 did not stop at the complex last year because the pool was closed, he said, but when the news came that the pool would re-open this year, passengers on the bus began to ask bus divers if F401 would stop at the pool again this summer.

The need to reinstate the stop had not crossed UTA’s desk for an official decision before route drivers began to report their riders’ requests, Barron said. UTA planners deal with large-scale issues and aren’t always aware of local happenings, such as the opening of a swimming pool, until possible stops are brought to light by the public, he said.

A one-way fare on a UTA bus costs $2.50, or $1.25 for seniors or others who qualify for a reduced rate.

The Deseret Peak Complex stop is not yet in service, but will begin this summer, likely around the same time the pool opens, Barron said. 

Emma Penrod

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Emma Penrod is a staff writer for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin and covers Tooele City government, religion, health, the environment, ethnic issues and public infrastructure. A Tooele native, Penrod graduated from Tooele High School in 2010. She holds an associates degree from Utah State University, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Brigham Young University. She worked for the newspaper as a high school intern starting in 2008. In 2010 she began working full-time in the newsroom until she left for college later that year. While at BYU, Penrod worked as a writer and editor for a small health magazine in Utah County. She interned with The Riverdale Press, a community newspaper in the Bronx, NY and with the Deseret News. She is also the author of two non-fiction books.

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